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Nov 27, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Congressman Bill Foster launched a contest to invite residents of the Illinois Eleventh Congressional District to submit a question for a live discussion with Space Station astronauts.

Nov 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rules to increase transparency in dark pool trading. The proposal comes after Congressman Bill Foster and members of the New Democrat Coalition Financial Services Task Force urged the SEC to make the changes.

Nov 20, 2015 Press Release


Washington, DC – On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, Congressman Bill Foster spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives recognizing the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce in Aurora, Illinois.

Video of Foster’s speech can be found here.

Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted against H.R. 4038, the so called American SAFE Act of 2015, and released the following statement:

Nov 5, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Last night, the House of Representatives passed an amendment introduced by Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) that would take steps to close the Payer State gap by more clearly reporting the distribution of transportation funding.

Nov 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) announced grant awards for Kane and Will Counties from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Nov 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) and 12 bipartisan members of Congress wrote to National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins asking him to examine the potential for abuse of home-brewed heroin.

Nov 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—This weekend, newly elected House Speaker Paul D.

Oct 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on newly-elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul D. Ryan:


In The News

Feb 11, 2013 In The News

Dedicating at least a part of your life to public service is a lesson U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, learned from his father, who helped write federal Civil Rights legislation.

He encouraged students at the Joliet Job Corps winter commencement to discover how they can also serve others.

Feb 6, 2013 In The News

Illinois lawmakers reintroduced the Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act, legislation that would waive visas for visitors to the U.S. from countries like Poland.

Feb 5, 2013 In The News

Question: What can bring together local politicians on both sides of the aisle like just about no other issue?

Answer: Apple pie and motherhood, I suppose. But definitely Polish immigration rights.

Jan 25, 2013 In The News

She’d seen posters promoting the D.C. trip, but Nicolette Geron thought she had to be in a specific class to be eligible to go.

When the Naperville Central High School senior found out the trek to the nation’s capital for Inauguration Day was open to everybody, she jumped at the chance.

Jan 15, 2013 In The News

Newly sworn-in U.S. Rep. Bill Foster sees several problems facing the Fox Valley — a loss of manufacturing jobs, cuts in federal research money and Illinois’ dwindling share of revenue from the federal government.

Jan 11, 2013 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is launching the first of his planned mobile offices for the new 11th Congressional District.

The first location will be offered next week, Monday through Friday, at the Naperville Township Administration Building. The new 11th District serves parts of Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield and Joliet.

Jan 8, 2013 In The News

The office wasn’t quite in order yet. Then again, Bill Foster wasn’t in office yet, either. Not quite.

“It’s an interesting day of semi-organization around here,” Foster said.